Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Sonny Fortune - 1979 - With Sound Reason

Sonny Fortune 
With Sound Reason

01. Igbob's Shuffle 4:55
02. Boy From Witbank 5:07
03. Francisco 3:13
04. Come In Out Of The Rain 5:28
05. Georgiana 8:12
06. Loneliness Returns 5:50
07. Afortunado 4:45

Bass – Mark Egan (tracks: A4, B1), Willie Weeks (tracks: A1 to A3, B2, B3)
Congas, Percussion – Sammy Figueroa (tracks: A3, B2)
Drums – Steve Jordan
Keyboards – Larry Willis
Percussion – Manolo Bachena (tracks: A2), Raphael Cruz
Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar – Ray Gomez
Soprano Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Flute, Producer – Sonny Fortune

Recorded and mastered at Atlantic Studios, New York, NY

I have waited a lifetime for this album to be put on CD and I have finally gotten my wish. With Sound Reason is a funky masterpiece of a CD. This CD has really great stand out cuts on it. Georgiana is a great slow to mid-tempo groove that really takes this CD to the stratosphere. Other funky grooves are Come in out of the Rain, Igbob Shuffle, and Boy from Witbank, one of my personal favorites. The other three songs are really nice slower romantic and latin influenced pieces. Sonny Fortune does a great job on this album. Get it if like swinging late 70's jazz. A classic gem of a CD.

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